On 12th March 2014, Rotary Club of Biggleswade Ivel awarded seven young people aged from 11-19 years
Angus Moore was nominated by his grandfather Mike Vacher.
Angus was diagnosed with leukemia 4 years ago aged15yrs and showed remarkable courage and resilience throughout his lengthy treatment. He worked well at school and passed his driving test at the first attempt. He secured part time and now full time employment with the Lloyd’s banking group. As a result of his treatment for leukemia he has recently had both hip joints replaced. He dealt with this additional set back with determination and a very positive attitude recently returning to work.
Georgia Giddings was nominated by Mrs Lindsay Hall – Head teacher of Burgoyne Middle School.
Georgia has hyper-mobility of all her joints which results in frequent dislocations and pain. She takes part in everything at home and school and never complains.
Josh Corder was nominated by Deborah Ashley – Teacher of Stratton Upper School, Biggleswade.
Josh has cerebral palsy which affects his mobility and learning processes. He had only been in mainstream school for 18 months prior to transferring to Stratton Upper School where he is always keen to be seen as part of the Year 10 cohort on the same level as his peers joining in a variety of activities with a good sense of humour and determination.
Lewis Harradine was nominated by Ms Julie Mudd – Head teacher of Ivel Valley School, Biggleswade.
Lewis has had to adjust to recent massive changes in his school and home life. Despite his own special needs Lewis has remained positive making good progress at school & providing care and support within his family.
Robert Nocera was nominated by Glenn Young – Teacher at Henlow Church of England Academy, Henlow
Despite having to cope with severe hearing impairment & constant ear ache Roberto is always engaged, happy and enthusiastic about all aspects of school life. He is in school sports teams & reports for the school newspaper.
Sophie Chudley was nominated by Glenn Young – Teacher at Henlow Church of England Academy, Henlow
Sophie is the carer for her mother and older brother who requires special care. Despite her considerable home difficulties she is kind to fellow pupils and always has her homework in on time, making excellent progress at school.
Will Roberts was nominated by Ms Julie Mudd – Head teacher of Ivel Valley School, Biggleswade.
Will has faced great changes at home and school life over the last few months. He is now a student at IvelValleySchool where despite his autism, he has made huge progress in dealing with these changes and joins in all aspects of school life.
Each young person received a framed certificate and a cash prize which has been financed by the generous sponsorship of local businesses Ballard and Tucker family dental practice, Cambridge coins, George Hay Accountants, John Mantle, Jordans Mill, Langford Garden Centre, and Liebherr UK.